Element Three COO San Pathak Named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2021 Forty Under 40


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Pathak has been with the agency since 2016 when he joined as VP of Technology.

INDIANAPOLIS (June 1, 2021) – Element Three, a full-service marketing consultancy, is proud to announce its Chief Operating Officer, San Pathak, is among the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40. The annual listing highlights the most impactful, impressive business professionals in the Indianapolis area who are 40 years old and under.

Pathak joined Element Three in 2016 as Vice President of Technology after several years working as a Vice President of Technology, Vice President of Engineering, Engineer, and Software Developer at other Indianapolis-area businesses. His ability to drive quick results led to a promotion in 2019 to Chief Operating Officer.

“I’m excited for San to be recognized among such an impressive group for this year’s class of Forty Under 40,” said Element Three CEO Tiffany Sauder, herself a previous Forty Under 40 honoree. “His attention to detail and methodical approach to business enable him to navigate and lead tough projects with ease. He has built process foundations the agency needs in order to be successful and to support the visionary ideas that move Element Three forward. He’s a difference maker, and we’re thankful to have him.”

Pathak, a Purdue University graduate, is also the co-founder and COO of AfterSchool HQ, a web-based platform that connects students with afterschool programs in their community. Additionally, he’s a mentor to many, a volunteer with his church, and a dedicated father and husband.

“I’m very honored by this achievement,” said Pathak. “As someone who is adamant about being an example of a person who has overcome difficulties to achieve great things through technology, I’m proud to hopefully inspire young people to use technology to advance their lives and careers.”

For more information about Element Three, visit https://elementthree.com/.
To see the full list of IBJ Forty Under 40 winners, visit the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 hub.


About Element Three

Element Three is an Indianapolis-based, full-service marketing consultancy that works across digital and traditional channels to create seamless brand experiences for clients who strive toward market leadership. Founded in 2005 by a former financial analyst, the ADDY award-winning agency was ranked on the Inc. 5000 list for six consecutive years from 2014 to 2019 and works with leading brands including Newmar, Aqua Systems, and Airstream. For more information about Element Three, visit https://elementthree.com/.

Element Three is a modern marketing agency for discernable brands. We build trusting, long-term relationships with clients whose destination is market leadership, fusing traditional, digital and inbound tactics to tell bold stories audiences can’t resist. We don’t rely on single tactics, stay loyal to any one medium, or favor one discipline over another. Instead, we go beyond the tried to find the truth about your customers. Using research and participation to deliver seamless brand experiences.

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